Kawaii akuma Iimono ageru
Just for You
- Release Date
- December, 25th, 1970
- Running Time
- 83 min
- Screening Format
- -,HDCAM SR
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ]
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- YASUMOTO Kanji ── Screenplay
- MASUMURA Yasuzo ── Screenplay
- KOBAYASHI Setsuo ── Cinematography
[ Production Company ]
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
Yumi Ishikawa (Mari Atsumi) is nineteen and a popular geisha. Orphaned when a child, Yumi she was raised by Shizuko, the madame of a geisha house. Yumi is impulsive, out-going. And although she cannot claim to be good at Japanese dancing or playing musical instruments so necessary to a geisha, she is a whizz at go-go and will dance the hula at parties. But before becoming a full-fledged geisha, Yumi must go through the ceremony of the "mizuage", when a budding geisha surrenders her virginity to an experienced man who makes her a woman. Takida, a rich money-lender, is chosen for Yumi's mizuage but she offers herself first to Keiichi (Ryo Tamura), who she really loves although she knows that his world and hers are too far apart for a successful marriage. Takida offers to become her patron.
But Yumi chooses Matsuzaki, the president of a large company, who loves her for her open-hearted, unaffected ways. Soon, she has a fabulous apartment Matsuzaki has bought for her. She feels loved and secure until Setsuko (Keiko Sekine), Matsuzaki's only daughter, almost forces herself into the apartment one day to denounce her.
Yumi is ready to leave Matsuzaki for his daughter's sake, but Setsuko is struck by Yumi's sincerity and they become friends or more like sisters, since there is only a difference of three years in their ages. Then Matsuzaki dies in a traffic accident and Sekizawa, Matsuzaki's Chief Accountant, comes to call on Yumi.
Sekizawa has been handling Matsuzaki's hidden fortune and hopes to join hands with Yumi to seize it. But Yumi exposes him to double the estate Setsuko will receive. And since Yumi declines a part of it, Setsuko invests sufficient money in the night club Yumi had always dreamed of owning.
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1971 14.2】
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